About the Book
Portable and Disposable environments for effective development
How many times did you hear the sentence "it works on my machine"? With Vagrant, this excuse won't cut anymore. Your environments will be exactly the way you want them to be, targeting specific projects for different needs. Portable, disposable and reproducible. As easy as cloning a repository and running "vagrant up".
This book covers from basic to advanced concepts on Vagrant, including important ProTips to improve your Vagrant projects and to avoid common mistakes. It is updated to cover recent features like Vagrant Share and Vagrant Push.
Configuration Management Tools
Vagrant Cookbook comes with quick guides to 3 of the most popular configuration management tools out there, which can be used as provisioners for Vagrant: Ansible, Puppet and Chef. Following the guide, a practical example will show you how to provision a basic web server running Nginx with PHP 7. Choose the tool you like the most!
Recipes for common tasks
The book also includes useful recipes for common tasks, written in Ansible, Puppet and Chef.
The complete provisioner examples are available for free on GitHub.
Vagrant Cookbook targets beginner to intermediate users, also serving as a quick getting-started guide for Ansible, Puppet and Chef.
Thanks to the LeanPub platform, when buying this book you'll get lifelong updates at no extra cost. For any new content / corrections, you will be notified to download the newest version.
If you prefer a printed version (paperback) rather than an ebook, you can get it here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/erika-heidi/vagrant-cookbook/paperback/product-21809746.html . As a downside, you won't be getting future updates as with the Leanpub version.
About the Author
Erika Heidi is a software engineer with strong devOps background, working with PHP and Linux for quite a long time. Among her writings are the Vagrant Cookbook and a series of devOps tutorials at the DigitalOcean community. With a passion for teaching and writing, Erika now writes about electronics for beginners on her blog, codingmama.io.